Plow Yard, Bevis Marks - Pope's Cottages

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Plow Yard, Bevis Marks

See Plough Yard

Plow Yard, Duke's Place

See Faulcon Court.

Plow Yard, Fetter Lane

See Plough Court.

Plowden's Buildings, Chambers

In the Middle Temple, near Essex Court (P.O. Directory). Mentioned 1676 (In. Temple Records, p.123).

Named after Edmund Plowden, an eminent lawyer temp. Q. Elizabeth.

Plumb Tree Court

See Plumtree Court.

Plumbers' Hall

On the north side of Chequer Yard, Bush Lane. In Dowgate Ward (Elmes, 1831).

First mention: O. and M. 1677.

It seems to have been erected some time prior to 1567, in which year it was hired by some Protestant Dissenters for religious services.

Rebuilt about 1830. Removed c. 1865 for the erection of Cannon Street Station, which now covers the site.

Company incorporated 1611, the 31st in order.

Hall in Palmer's Lane (i.e. Anchor Alley) in Stow's time (S. 243).

Tenants to the Vintners' Co. (ib.).

Plumptre Court

See Plumtree Court.

Plumtree Court

East out of Shoe Lane at No.5', south of Charterhouse Street (P.O. Directory).

First mention: "Plumb Tree Court" (Strype, ed. 1720).

Other form: "Plumptre Court" (Rocque, 1746).

Formerly extended north to Snow Hill, before the formation of Holborn Viaduct

Plympton Court

In Fore Street by Moorfields (W. Stow, 1722-P.C. 1732).

"Plimton's Court" in Strype, ed. 1755, and Boyle, 1799.

Not named in the maps.

Probably named after the builder or owner.

Podyng Lane

See Pudding Lane.

Ponder's Court

North out of Butler's Alley, Grub Street, Cripplegate (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

Not named in the maps.


See White Bear.

Pool by St. Giles' Churchyard

Mentioned by Stow, p. 16, as having been in existence in 1244, but in his time stopped up, and the spring preserved and arched over with stone by the Executors of Richard Whittington (ib.).

This Pool, or the spring which supplied it, has been identified by Maitland and others with Crowder's Well (q.v.).

Poor Jewry

" Pauperum Judaismum "in parish of St. Olave near the Friars of the Holy Cross in 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 553).

See Jewry (The).

Poor Jewry Lane

See Jewry Street.

Poore Widowe's Alley

See Embroiderers' Almshouses.


See Puppekirtlelane.

Pope Lane End

According to Stow the parish church of saint Anne in the willowes lay on the north side of this lane (S. 309).

Earliest mention: "Popes lane," temp. Ed. I. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p.13), in. which certain tenements are described as in the parish of St. John Zachary, bounded on. The north by Popes lane, on the east by Seint Fastes lane, opposite the church of St. John Zachary.

It would seem therefore to be identical with" St. Ann's Alley " (q.v.). So named of one Pope, that was owner thereof (S. 309).

Pope's Alley

" Popes-aley" situate by "le Stokkes" in parish of St. Christopher 14 Ed. IV. (Anc. Deeds, B. 2029).

Not further identified.

Pope's Cottages

In Cockerill's Buildings (L.C.C. List, 1912).